You’ve had a great Bowen session and feeling good! Of course you want to resume all your normal activities because you feel fine. Bowen has worked its magic so off you go and do that work out or go for that run…WRONG!
If, instead, you follow the guidelines below you’ll be encouraging your body to adjust itself back to a natural unstressed position of painlessness. And this is how you want it to be. Yes?
And of course there's more! I know you love your massage but…any other body work eg massage of any sort, lymphatic drainage, chiropractic work etc will also interrupt the Bowen. This includes another Bowen session within 5 days! Bowen instigates a self-healing process in the body and this takes place over 5-10 days. Any modality that manipulates the muscles or skeletal structure will interrupt the Bowen. If you’ve committed to getting Bowen treatment let the Bowen work. The other modalities are awesome too but one at a time folks! Chat with your therapist if you’re not sure.
One more thing to remember to get the best out of your Bowen! Don’t use hot or cold packs on your injury while receiving Bowen treatment. I know the wheat pack feels great but it will absolutely interrupt the Bowen. The Bowen session you had 2 days ago is still acting! And it will continue to do so for 5-10 days…let it do its work!
“But when can I run/workout/ride etc again?” Ahhhhh….the big question on everyones lips…It is a process of reintroducing your usual exercise routine slowly. If you were recovering from the flu chances are you wouldn’t start off with a big work out or even anything strenuous. The same applies here. Your body is recovering and repairing. Listen to it! By taking 2-3 weeks to recover you can prevent further injury or prolonged recovery. Frustrating I know but that’s how it works.
And the golden rule- if you’re not sure ask your Bowen therapist! Put their card on your fridge and ring/text/email them.
Get the best from your Bowen and enjoy the results!
Love and laughter til next week!